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Wightlink ‘mechanical issue’ forces timetable change

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One of Wightlink’s ships is experiencing a mechanical issue – forcing a change in their timetable for the weekend. 

Wightlink did not specify which ship in their fleet is experiencing issues or what the issue is but Victoria of Wight can be seen docked at Portsmouth Harbour using an online tracking service.

The “temporary timetable” will be in operation from Friday (September 7) until Monday (September 10).

A source who wished to remain anonymous said: “Victoria of Wight needs to be dry docked as they over pressurised a tank which failed. It’ll be out of service for a while.”

Victoria of Wight

A spokesman for Wightlink said: “Due to a mechanical issue with one of the ships in our fleet, we are operating a temporary timetable this Friday (September 7), Sunday (September 9) and Monday (September 10) on our Fishbourne to Portsmouth route.

Screenshot from www.marinetraffic.com

“All customers that have been impacted by the timetable change have been contacted and can be accommodated over this busy weekend.”